Photo gallery: ‘Quack quack!’ - The ducks race at Burnham Market

The duck race on the Goose Bec in Burnham Market. Picture: Ian Burt

The duck race on the Goose Bec in Burnham Market. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

Burnham Market was a sea of yellow this bank holiday as hundreds of rubber ducks battled their way down the village stream.

Laura Pocock gets ready for the duck race on the Goose Bec in Burnham Market. Picture: Ian Burt

Laura Pocock gets ready for the duck race on the Goose Bec in Burnham Market. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

The duck race was fought and won on the Goose Bec which runs straight through the north Norfolk village.

Jez Scoles gives the ducks a helping hand during the duck race on the Goose Bec in Burnham Market. P

Jez Scoles gives the ducks a helping hand during the duck race on the Goose Bec in Burnham Market. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

And hundreds of people flocked to see the 250 ducks and find out which would be north Norfolk's best.

Brothers Archie, 7, and Wilf, 6, Barker from South Creake won the top prize when their fluorescent entry floated its way to the finish line first.

The day's event was organised by the Burnham Market Traders Association's events committee as a fundraiser for the village's Christmas lights which cost around £10,000 each year.


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Laura Pocock from the committee said the ducks raised almost £570 for the cause.

She said: 'This was the first of our fundraising events this year.

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'The duck race was a really nice community family event.

'Burnham Market is the only village that has a stream that runs through it, so it's special.'

If you want to get involved with the fundraising events call Laura on 01328 730 370

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